Latest news

First cohort starts new IPR Doctorate

Cohort includes ten policy makers from a variety of high-profile policy settings

Designing bespoke nanomaterials for energy applications

Nanomaterials have the potential to play a central role in solving many of today’s biggest sustainability issues.

Professor Charles Lees discusses the Labour leadership race

Professor Charles Lees discusses the Labour leadership race in an article in The Conversation

Ofsted grades Nursery 'outstanding'

Westwood Nursery has again achieved the highest possible Ofsted rating

IPR welcomes first cohort onto new Professional Doctorate

This week we welcome the first cohort onto the IPR's brand new Professional Doctorate in Policy Research and Practice.

Children's workshop at Modern Pentathlon

Children have fun making team ties inspired by archives.

Robert Heath on 'Brand Beckham' in The Telegraph

Robert Heath, advertising expert from the School of Management, discusses why David Beckham has been chosen to star in a new film.

Anita Zeidler awarded fellowship for research into new materials

Dr Anita Zeidler (Physics) has been awarded a prestigious Royal Society/EPSRC Dorothy Hodgkin Fellowship. She will use the funding to design glassy materials with new properties.

PhD students present research at Singapore conference

Joe Thompson and Andrew Rushworth went to the 5th Molecular Materials Meeting held in Singapore to give talks on CVD growth of Tungsten disulfide-graphene and Tin sulfide-graphene heterostructure respectively.

Another record year for placements

This year, over 336 Engineering students begin placements at top companies across the UK & abroad

Human powered sub success for Bath students

The University of Bath’s human powered submarine team was named the highest ranked UK team at the International Submarine Race competition, recently held in Maryland USA.

How do we know whether someone has been assassinated?

An article by Dr Matt Alford (Social & Policy Sciences) has been published in International Policy Digest.

Joanna Bryson starts year-long fellowship at Princeton

Dr Bryson explores the idea of robots as moral agents and warns of the dangers of removing humans from decision making in Princeton's Freedom to Tinker blog.

Electric aircraft – the future of aviation or wishful thinking?

Professor Peter Wilson (Electronic & Electrical Engineering) writes for The Conversation.

Chris Budd in New Zealand: Does climate change add up?

The University of Auckland has published a review of a public lecture on climate change given by Professor Chris Budd in their Maths Department, where he is a Seelye Fellow.

International conference on campus

Cutting-edge global research on social policy & welfare will feature at International RC19 Conference this week

Home straight for Paul Salkovskis and Ride4OCD cyclists on epic trip

Help Professor Paul Salkovskis in the final push of his epic bike ride from John o'Groats to Lands End for OCD-UK.

Enemy within: the killer fungus that lives in your mouth

Stephanie Diezmann from our Milner Centre for Evolution writes about Candida albicans for The Conversation.

Listen: Dr Brian Neve discusses Dismaland & the cult of Banksy

Dr Brian Neve from the Department of Politics, Languages & International Studies discusses Banksy, achieving notoriety and using art for political purposes with BBC Bristol

Helping blind people see photos: Dr Michael Proulx on BBC radio

Dr Oliver Walton discusses Sri Lanka's general election

Dr Bryan Wong discusses Burma-China relations post election

A surprising move by the Burmese military elite has just taken place as the forthcoming November general election fast approaches. The sudden removal of Chairman Thura Shwe Mann and Secretary-General Maung Maung Thein of the military-back Union Solidarity and Development Party (USDP) is regarded by some Western analysts as incumbent President Thein Sein’s rather blatant and self-serving manoeuvring to secure his second presidency in the coming election.

Energy study seeks game participants

How well do you know your appliance energy usage? A research project by Professor David Coley

Mike Nicholson interviewed for ITV News on Clearing

Apologetic student returns sign over a decade after it first went missing

A sign misappropriated over a decade ago by a Bath student has finally been return with an unnamed note.

School of Management students visit Mini plant

Innovation & Technology Management students visited the Mini plant in Oxford to learn about new product development and management at BMW

Dr Matt Dickson discusses social mobility

Matt talks about "Social mobility: why does private school give you such a leg up?" in The Conversation

Professor Bill Durodie discusses cyber security challenges

Professor Bill Durodie posts following his recent panel discussion at BT's Tower Talk on Cyber Security

Free course: Sign up for our Make an Impact MOOC

Our popular six-week online course is being rerun from 17 August; it covers the basic definitions and history of sustainable development and sustainability in business - from a niche interest to the present day.

Mental health ‘labels’ can do more harm than good

Certain mental health labels may be having adverse, negative effects on the patients diagnosed with them, according to new research from our psychologists.

Jan Bartu joins Team Bath Hall of Fame

Jan Bartu, Pentathlon GB’s National Performance Director, inducted into our Hall of Fame for Sport

Mech Eng welcomes Professor Jose Serrano

Professor Jose Serrano from the Universidad Politecnica de Valencia is visiting the Department of Mechanical Engineering as a Royal Academy of Engineering Distinguished Visiting Fellow.

Taking children out of school during term time

Dr Janet Goodall, Department of Education, talks to BBC Wiltshire about parental involvement in children's learning and the challenges and questions about taking children out of school for holidays during term time.

Ground-breaking research school in Mongolia

SAMBa co-Director Andreas Kyprianou helped organise the first large international mathematical meeting held in Mongolia since the fall of communism in 1990. It marks the beginning of a new era of Mongolian mathematics in light of recent social and economic development.

New research to improve solar cells

New research from Professors Saiful Islam and Aron Walsh (Chemistry) could lead to more efficient solar cells.

Michael Proulx helps blind people take sonic holiday snaps

New Scientist reports how Dr Michael Proulx (Psychology) has been working with blind people using the vOICe system to investigate how visual parts of the brain are able to substitute input from other senses.

Why revealing an autism diagnosis is advisable when going to university

New research from our psychologists shows the experience of university for students with asd or autism is better better when they talk about their condition.

Saarbrücken seeks our Fairtrade advice

University staff recently hosted a gathering of Fairtrade delegates from Germany, BANES council and Bradford-on-Avon. 

High student satisfaction in latest NSS

Our students are amongst the most satisfied in the UK according to the 2015 National Student Survey

No need to enter Clearing this year

We are one of the few universities to have filled all of our available places & will not be entering Clearing

Mass extinction survival is more than just a numbers game

Research by the University's Milner Centre for Evolution published in Nature Communications has found that widespread species are at just as high risk of being wiped out as rare ones after global mass extinction events such as climate change caused by volcanic eruptions, or an asteroid hit.

Gold for maths student at modern pentathlon Junior World Champs

Mathematics undergraduate Eilidh Prise won gold in the women's relay at the Modern Pentathlon Junior World Championships in Mexico City last week.

Bilingual children 'lag behind in English', research shows

Research into bilingual children carried out by Joanna Clifton-Sprigg (Economics) has been featured in The Telegraph.

Experts analyse challenges facing climate change

The Second Environment and Sustainability Forum brought together 10 keynote speakers and over 40 other participants who contributed papers.

Poverty, inequality & social policy

Cutting-edge global research on social policy & welfare will feature at International RC19 Conference on campus

Team Hydrogen goes to Florida

CSCT students Leighton Holyfield and Jemma Rowlandson presented their work to leading porous materials scientists from around the world.

Should Choudary be charged for what he says?

Professor Bill Durodié (PoLIS) argues that arresting people for the things that they say is probably, in the long-term, counter-productive, as it will not help win the battle of ideas against extreme Islamism.

International RC19 Conference to feature cutting-edge global research on social policy and welfare

At the end of this month the University will host this international guests as it hosts this year's Annual Conference for the International Sociological Association's RC19 group.

Upgraded changing rooms reopen at Sports Training Village

Thank you for your patience whilst work has been undertaken to upgrade the changing rooms along the corridor from the gym to the judo dojo, providing better use of space, greater flexibility and more modern fixtures and fittings.

Dr Bryan Clift talks to BBC Radio Bristol about Rio

Dr Bryan Clift (Department for Health) talks to Geoff Twentyman on BBC Radio Bristol one year before the start of the Rio 2016 Olympics.

BIG event 2015: science communication

Second-year CSCT student, Jon Chouler, attended a conference about science communication and public engagement. Read his blog post.

DSA conference to explore evolving international development agenda

Our Centre for Development Studies will this year host the Development Studies Association Annual Conference here in Bath.

Embrace technology without dooming humanity to death

David Galbreath, Professor of International Security and Director of our Centre for War & Technology, writes for The Conversation.

Read Chris Brace's first CLEVeR blog

Our new Centre for Low Emission Vehicle Research, due to open in September, is taking shape

Listen: Sally Adams on middle class, middle aged drinking

Listen again to Dr Sally Adams of the Department of Psychology, who was live in the studio for Dr Phil Hammond’s Saturday Surgery on BBC Radio Bristol talking about the challenges in addressing middle class, middle aged drinking.

England Women call up Bath graduate for Ashes Test

University of Bath graduate Fran Wilson has been called into the England Women’s cricket squad for next week’s Ashes Test against Australia.

Prof Doctorate in Health graduate talks with Viva Survivors

Listen to a Viva Survivors Podcast with Bath alumna Dr Denise Proudfoot sharing her experience of studying for a professional doctorate at Bath.

Uni's support helps City of Bath regain Fairtrade status

On receiving the Fairtrade renewal certificate, Chairman of BANES Council, Councillor Ian Gilchrist, said: "We're really proud of the fantastic work underway to support Fairtrade locally. Both the University of Bath and Bath Spa University have won Fairtrade business awards this year in recognition of their work on Fairtrade and there are a significant number of businesses, organisations, schools and community groups who use and promote Fairtrade products."

One year to Rio 2016: how has Lula fared?

With the Rio Olympics in sight, Dr Bryan Clift discusses the politics behind the Brazilian Games

Are competitive employees just better at self-presentation?

Professor Rob Briner (School of Management) discusses competitiveness in an HR Magazine article titled: Younger generation heading for ‘wake-up call’ at work.

Bath athletes & coaches start Olympic countdown

Bringing home just how close the Games are is the fact that we are staging a Rio qualifying event later this month – the Modern Pentathlon European Championships.

Laurence Hurst: best Chinese research in Genome Biology

Collaborative research into honeybees by Laurence Hurst (Biology & Biochemistry) and Sihai Yang (Nanjing University) has been featured to mark the launch of the BioMed Central’s China Gateway.

Beer and batteries in Bremen

Second year student Emma Sackville recently attended the 11th ECHEMS meeting in Bad Zwischenahn, near Bremen.

Robert Heath comments on new Fosters beer ad

Robert Heath, professor of advertising theory at our School of Management, shares his thoughts in an article in The Telegraph.

HEA funding for collaborations in doctoral training

We have successfully bid for funding from the Higher Education Academy (HEA) Initiative

Preventing strokes: Grant to develop anti-thrombotic drug

Researchers led by Dr Giordano Pula (Pharmacy & Pharmacology) have been awarded £219,000 by the British Heart Foundation to investigate a new type of drug for preventing strokes.

Could hydrogen be the answer?

Second year CSCT student, Jemma Rowlandson, writes about her research topic of materials for hydrogen storage.

Watch our state-of-the-art technology on ITV

Katie Rowlett from ITV came to meet Darren Cosker and Polly McGuigan to try out our motion capture suit and learn how we hope the CAMERA research will help elite athletes, including amputees.

Climate change means we can’t keep living in glass houses

David Coley, Professor of Low Carbon Design in our Department of Architecture & Civil Engineering writes for The Conversation.

Golds galore for student swimmers at British Champs

University of Bath swimmers won a host of medals, including six gold, during an impressive week at the British Summer Championships, which took place at the Ponds Forge International Sports Centre in Sheffield.

Listen: Nick Longrich discuss 'Huggy Snake' on BBC World Service

The BBC World Service interviewed Nick Longrich from our Milner Centre for Evolution within the Department of Biology & Biochemistry about the discovery of a fossilised four-legged snake.

Danaë Stanton Fraser appointed to EPSRC Strategic Advisory Team

Professor Danaë Stanton Fraser of our Department of Psychology will join the Engineering & Physical Sciences Research Council’s (EPSRC) Strategic Advisory Team as of 1 August.

Study highlights how perfectionism is leading to burnout

A new health study highlights the risks of perfectionism in the workplace and knock-on effects of burnout among employees.

Challenging cyber security perceptions at Ingenious Tower Talk

The event, hosted in partnership with the Institute of Ideas, featured a stellar panel of expert speakers including Professor Bill Durodié, Chair of International Relations, who contributed his thoughts on the issue of privacy in the digital age.

CDE researcher gets credit for R&D work on 'Ant-Man' movie

CDE Research Engineer Steve A Willey, who is in the final year of his EngD researching ‘Colour Correction for Stereo Images’, has received credit for his R&D work on the new movie 'Ant-Man'.

Why gamma-ray bursts are so extremely interesting

Professor Carole Mundell (Head of Astrophysics, Department of Physics) presents a ‘100 Second Science film’ for Physics World (US)

New study reveals challenges of texting while walking

What is the impact of texting while walking - the latest study from our Health researchers sought to find the answers.

Dangerous to leave humans in charge of their financial futures

Richard Fairchild (School of Management) writes for The Conversation.

Swimmers thank coaches & donors after Games success

Sports Performance students Jay Lelliott and Thomas Tsiopanis have thanked their coaches and financial supporters at the University of Bath after enjoying success at the 2015 World University Games in Gwangju, South Korea.

Partnership with leading Turkish research uni

On Monday, we signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Koç University, Istanbul

Funding awarded to develop 85 year weather forecast

Researchers from our University and Exeter University have been awarded a £1m Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) grant to create a time series of predicted hourly weather from now until the end of the century, in order to better understand how building designs interact with different weather conditions.

Section of North Rd to close Mon 3 - Fri 7 Aug, 7am-7pm

A section of North Road - from the A36 to just beyond King Edward's School (see map below) - is to close for resurfacing.

What can we learn by listening to the ocean?

In this 100 Second Science video, Dr Philippe Blondel (Physics) explains that activities within the world's oceans create a cacophony of sound that can reveal vast amounts of information about the environment in which the noises are generated.

Celebrating excellence in teaching: Student Support Teams

Read about the nominees for this year's Best Team in Support of Student Learning Award

Sustainable solutions at the Royal Society

Earlier in July, five CSCT students presented an exhibit featuring various sustainable projects to schoolchildren and the general public at the Royal Society's Summer Science Exhibition in London.

Exoplanet Kepler-452b offers glimpse of future fate of our Earth

Carole Mundell, Professor of Astrophysics, writes for The Conversation.